Adriana Teixeira da Costa
Fellow Since 1995
This description of Adriana Teixeira da Costa's work was prepared when Adriana Teixeira da Costa was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1995.
Adriana Costa uses a "Games Bus" to bring cognitive and social development activities to severely deprived children in poor and crowded urban communities, as well to stimulate continuing parental and community action. Launched in low-income communities in São Paulo, the program is now spreading to neighboring cities.
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